From DANGER to DIGNITY: The Fight For Safe Abortion
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- Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media, Emmy Award, reproductive rights, women, women's rights, abortion, abortion laws, abortion legislation, abortion rights, women's history, women's health, pro-choice, pro-choice activism, personal stories, reproductive health, reproductive choice, medical issues, health care, public policy, human rights, underground networks, back alleys, women's history, legislators, clergy, doctors, gynecology, the Janes, clergy consultation, Pat Maginnis, Sarah Weddington, Roe v. Wade, Erika Luckett
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From DANGER to DIGNITY weaves together two parallel stories: the evolution of underground networks that helped women find safe abortions outside the law, and the intensive efforts by activists and lawmakers to decriminalize abortion through legislative and judicial channels. This film combines rare archival footage with interviews that document the courageous efforts of those who fought to break the silence, change the laws and end the shame which surrounded abortion when it was a crime.
All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this film and any of Dorothy Fadiman's other films.
Producers: Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer, and Daniel Meyers
Production team: Danielle Renfrew, Kristin Atwell, Nila Bogue
Executive Producer: Danny McGuire
Music: Erika Luckett
Produced with KTEH-TV (PBS)
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- Concentric Media www.concentric.org
- Dorothy Fadiman, Beth Seltzer, and Daniel Meyers
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Subject: Purpose of Film
Subject: How Can It Be Safe If Someone is Killed?
Abstinence is the safest way, and adoptions are also another 'safe' option. Abortions should still be illegal, except for when the mother's life is endangered, which is well under 1% of the time. Rapes are another excuse for keeping abortions legal, even though those are also less that 1% of the time. The truth is, abortions are legal out of convenience for those 99% who didn't want to keep their pants on... and used as another form of birth control. Abortion is not health care for the mother... and it's a holocaust for 60+ MILLION innocent babies (in the U.S. alone) that are conceived, are alive, and then torn apart, limb by limb, by abortionists, and thrown in the trash can.
Abortions should never be used as birth control, and should never be considered as health care, since at least one life is ALWAYS taken.
As I type this, I'm reminded of when Steven Tyler, the lead singer for Aerosmith, forced his girlfriend, Julia Holcomb, to have an abortion while she was in the hospital after almost losing her life in a house fire. The saline abortion FAILED, but Tyler proceeded to have his baby son killed OUTSIDE the womb, which he continues to not tell the truth to what actually happened (watch the YouTube video: watch?v=ga2ETgekOgg). Such people are worse than the most rabid animal.
The only people who come out ahead in the deal, are the abortionists who make MILLION$ of dollar$ each year from killing babies. Judgment Day is still coming, though.
Subject: Let's Be Honest
Subject: Safety Is An Issue
Subject: It boils down to ONE reason
Subject: How About Some Real Reviews, Not Politics?
(Stepping down off soapbox)
Subject: Five Stars
Subject: Why stop at partial birth abortion
Subject: Truly it is a fight...
So this is truly a paradox as there really is no way to make abortion safe for the baby.
Maybe someday you'll get it, but its not about your rights, its about your responsibilities.
Subject: One or Two
The 13 year old who may have been "forced" into pregnancy should not have to be "forced" into a life of being unable to support herself and her child in todays world. The likely result would be the premature death of both, not one.
Subject: A brilliant, moving piece
Subject: With Dignity
Subject: Safe Abortions = Humane, Legal Medical Care
Subject: Safe abortions...